Local Catholic Daughters present education awards St. Agnes Court, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, held their annual Mary's Day Awards.
A brunch was served by Sally Gilbertson and her committee at tables decorated with tea pots and flowers.
Therasa Wingen, vice regent, called the meeting to order.
The following officers were elected for 2002-2004: regent; Theresa Wingen; Vice regent Laura Zimmerman; recording secretary Rhoda Grant; financial secretary Maria Heimstra; treasurer, Jan Chapman.
Sharon Weber, scholarship chairman introduced Karen Sorensen, scholarship winner. Sorensen will attend the University of South Dakota.
Mary Geffre Johnson, education chairman, announced the Catholic Daughters education contest awards: the themes were "Influences in My Life"
Art � Division I � first place, "Touch of God's Love" David James Donahue placed second in the state contest. Jacey Wipf, placed second and Amanda Not Help Him, received honorable mention.
Essay Contest � Division II � first place, Erin Rasmussen.
Art � Division III � Maggie Green � second place.
Poetry II � Division II � Maggie Green � second place.
Computer Art � Division IV � Sarah Hanson, first place; Stephanie Towne, second place.
Adult Poetry � Division IV � Lucille O'Connor, Maria Heimstra, first place tie.
Adult Art � Division IV � First place � Maria Heimstra, and second place, state contest. Poetry � Division I � Chris Cameron � first place; Michael Dendinger � second; Angie Christenson � third.
Essay � Division I � Garrett Smith Keller � first place; Tanner Mart � second place.
Several students from St. Peter School, Jefferson were recipients of education contest awards.
The court voted to give a $100 memorial for St. Agnes School Carpet Fund, in the name of Isabell Manning, past regent of the court.
The next meeting will be a prayer service, living rosary and priest appreciation on May 28 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Dinner will follow at the Silver Dollar. Members are invited to attend.